Updated on 09/15/2011 1:22PM

'Double Shot' looks ready second time after layoff


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Double Shot Latte, a good third in her comeback try on Oct. 19, looms the one to beat in Friday's $32,000 allowance feature at six furlongs for fillies and mares at Bay Meadows.

Double Shot Latte, conditioned by Jeff Bonde, has made only six starts in her career. She has posted one win, three seconds, and a third and seems in a good spot to add to that total. Double Shot Latte began her 2001 season in February at Santa Anita with a strong second, beaten just three-quarters of a length in an allowance race.

She came back in another allowance race at Santa Anita but finished far back and was given a vacation until returning to Bay Meadows in October. She wound up third in that allowance race and now faces a similar group.

Modus Viblairski comes off a strong victory against a group of starter allowance rivals on Oct. 12 and should provide a strong threat here. Modus Viblairski led throughout that six-furlong race for her second career victory. Earlier this season, she defeated $40,000 maidens at Hollywood Park.

Power to Burn and Anazeha both ran well at Bay Meadows in a recent allowance and should also be considered contenders. Power to Burn woke up last out with a strong performance. She rallied through the stretch run to wind up second behind Most of All in her third start of the year.

Anazeha has made only one start in the United States after winning three times last season in South America. She showed good speed but tired in her seasonal and U.S. debut to wind up fourth behind Most of All and Power to Burn. She should benefit from that outing and might be tough to catch.

Gleeful Gossip has been consistent thus far in her career with two wins, two seconds, and a third against slightly easier company. Last time out she finished a game second against a solid group of $25,000 claimers and a repeat of that effort should put her right in the thick of contention.

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